No Experience UN Youth Volunteer Advocate (Education) Jobs – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Moroto,
Uganda
Reports to: Education
Officer, UNICEF
About US:
The United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for
the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand
their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners,
we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into
practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and
excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The
National UN Youth Volunteer Advocate in Education UN Volunteer will be hosted
by the UNICEF in Uganda in its Moroto Zone office, which overseas UNICEF
programme in the Karamoja region of 
Uganda..
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under
the direct supervision of the Education Officer, UNICEF Gulu and overall
technical guidance of Education Specialist (Adolescent Development) based at
Kampala, the UN Youth Volunteer will:
·        
Actively
contribute to the Education programme through interventions that create
opportunities for adolescents to voice their priorities, promote education and
provide recommendations to decision makers.
·        
Offer
technical support to school clubs and social network groups of vulnerable
adolescents in the community.
·        
Participate
in advocacy activities designed to influence government and other stakeholders
prioritize education
·        
Draft
communication and information materials for program advocacy to promote
awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for
education programs.
·        
Participate
in task forces/ working groups and provide feedback
·        
Contribute
to the development of human interest stories, news, information sharing in
support to education programmatic work
·        
Support
in communication/advocacy efforts: contribute to the development of innovative
communication tools (infographic) to inform on emerging issues
·        
Participate
in the promotion of innovative, cost effective and affordable models for
improved learning achievement
·        
Support
drafting of regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management,
donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress
·        
UN
Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate
within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with
communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate
a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
·        
Strengthen
their knowledge and understanding of the impact of volunteerism by reading
relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities
(for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
·        
Be
acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in
the host country;
·        
Build
relationships with a wide range of Youth Organizations, Community-Based
Organizations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to support and/or
participate in community-driven voluntary activities; reflect on the type and
quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking; raise awareness in
communities that will increase knowledge of issues pertaining to the UNV
programme’s mandate and tis role in supporting the Mission mandate;
·        
Encourage,
mobilize and support co-workers and fellow UN Volunteers to better understand
the connections between the UNV programme’s engagement within the Mission and
voluntary action;
·        
Contribute
articles/write-ups/stories on field experiences and submit them for UNV
publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
·        
Promote
or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant
local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service
whenever technically possible.
Key Result Areas:
·        
The
quality of learning and learning outcomes of the disadvantaged children (ethnic
minority children, children with disabilities, migrant children) are improved.
·        
School
Clubs functioning effectively.
·        
Advocacy
action plan with focus on prioritization of Early Learning, learning outcomes
and life skills for behaviour change and HIV prevention and
·        
Age,
Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated
and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
·        
A final
statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the
assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities
participated in and capacities developed.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF National UN Youth Volunteer
Advocate in Education job opportunity should have two years of experience in
the area of education or related field is an advantage;
·        
Previous
experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies,
volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
·        
Motivated
to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
·        
Good
interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
·        
Willingness
to contribute and work as part of a team;
·        
Keen
interest in and/or knowledge of education development issues, particularly
education of refugee children.
·        
Flexible
and open to learning and new experiences;
·        
Respect
for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living
conditions;
·        
Fluency
in spoken and written English language is required;
·        
Computer
skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others);
·        
UN Youth
Advocates must be between 18 and 24 years for the whole duration of their
assignment.
·        
Qualified
candidates from the seven districts under the Karamoja Region will be given
preference.
Personal Competencies:
·        
Integrity
and professionalism:

demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment;
high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership;
willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently
under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising
discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information
objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
·        
Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate
in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
·        
Commitment
to continuous learning
:
initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new
developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work
environment.
·        
Planning
and organizing:
effective
organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume
of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and
to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure,
with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent
projects/activities.
·        
Teamwork
and respect for diversity:

ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to
establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working.
·        
Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and
written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise
reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions
concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate
and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel,
volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse
backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of
different target groups;
·        
Genuine
commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes
solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards
the UN core values.
NB: United Nations Volunteers reserves the right to select one or more candidates
from this announcement.  We may also
retain applications and consider candidates applying to this opening for other
openings with United Nations Volunteers with similar assignment description,
experience and educational requirements.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations
UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the
link below.
Deadline: 23rd May 2018
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